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Yvette Newton, Lead for Social Services Sector
With a deep commitment to public service and child advocacy, Yvette Newton has been a competent social worker in the field of child protective services for the past 24 years. She is an instrumental leader, recognized amongst colleagues and peers, for the conceptualization of projects and events that benefit the community. During her tenure at the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF), she has fostered numerous professional relationships with local leaders, organizations, and the media.
Subsequent to the 2012 elementary school massacre in Sandy Hook, CT, Yvette attended a conference on "Compassion in the Community." Unknowingly, the conference, talks from leaders of all disciplines, and the humble warriors at the WCSU's Center for Compassion, Creativity, and Innovation, served as a catalyst for her current volunteer work and passion.
Threading compassion for the benefit of the collective good, is in concert with Yvette's work and lifestyle. Her goal is to host Compassion Games in her community, "catalyzing compassionate action through the spirit of competitive altruism." Yvette currently serves as Lead Volunteer of the Social Services sector for the Charter for Compassion.